[Wolves] Ubuntu reverting to GNOME

Barry W baza41 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 20:32:15 UTC 2017

I always went for the Gnome desktop version of Ubuntu whenever I was
running it.

On 5 April 2017 at 21:03, Adam Sweet via Wolves <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>

> Unity, Mir and Ubuntu phone and tablet dead.
> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/
> 04/ubuntu-unity-is-dead-desktop-will-switch-back-to-gnome-next-year/
> I got used to Unity but it gave me a great deal of motivation to look for
> another Linux distribution to call home. All these things seemed like wrong
> turnings at the time and are perhaps demonstrated as such. I realise now
> that they were to support the desktop/phone/tablet convergence vision and
> that, had it come off would have been a wonderful innovation, which I
> suspect we haven't seen the last of, whether from Canonical or someone
> else. Maybe they were just too early, or too small to carry off such a
> grand vision.
> I think the Ubuntu phones might be described as a minimum viable
> product (an initial version of your product that’s good enough to test in
> the market - a phrase I only learned yesterday), but it just didn't take
> off, at least enough to continue pursuing that vision. For what it's worth,
> the phones I saw looked lovely but I also heard they were never that stable
> and didn't get the carrier, hardware manufacturer or consumer popularity
> required.
> It's a shame really but I won't be sad about Ubuntu reverting to GNOME.
> I await the shit storm of fanboi and naysayer responses (or just the normal
> tumbleweeds). Sadly I'll be in someone elses office tomorrow so I won't be
> able to pay attention.
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